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Letter: Isle of Wight media – Stop bashing Donald Trump!

donald trump

"Daily criticism of the President of America (‘Trump Bashing’) becoming totally out of control" says 'an angry Brexit supporter' from Lake. More details are in the letter. Do you agree?

Monday, 22nd January, 2018 4:12pm

By Angry Brexit Supporter with 22 readers' comments

Letter: Let’s find better ways to manage the Island’s hedgerows

hedgerow from the air

Steven Goodman shares his views on the "avoidable damage being done to our hedgerows", businesses going plastic-free and those supporting farmers to recycle plastic waste.

Thursday, 18th January, 2018 4:04pm

By Steven Goodman with 2 readers' comments

Letter: Save the iconic Umbrella Tree from destruction

the umbrella tree

The great grandson of Queen Victoria's road manager, who planted the Umbrella Tree in East Cowes, is calling for it to be saved. There are plans to chop it down and replace it due to fungus.

Wednesday, 10th January, 2018 11:42am

By Chris Gutteridge with 8 readers' comments

Letter: Isle of Wight council have only one option available for floating bridge

disembarking the floating bridge - karl love

This reader believes the Isle of Wight Council has only once choice when it comes to sorting out the floating bridge fiasco.

Tuesday, 9th January, 2018 3:33pm

By Colin McCourt with 27 readers' comments

Letter: Cross-Isle of Wight rail tunnel would provide 21st century access to national infrastructure

Crossrail elizabeth line tracks approaching royal oak portal

This reader believes a cross-Wight tunnel from Ryde to Yarmouth could relieve congestion, boost tourism and provide 21st century access to national public infrastructure.

Friday, 29th December, 2017 8:40am

By Cathy Foulkes with 15 readers' comments

Letter: Less than impressed with Dave over floating Bridge fiasco

dave stewart

This East Cowes resident attended the Cowes Town Council meeting to hear what leader of the Isle of Wight council, Dave Stewart had to say about the floating bridge. He was less than impressed.

Saturday, 16th December, 2017 1:25pm

By Colin McCourt with 6 readers' comments

Letter: What’s the Plan B for floating bridge service if it fails again?

floating bridge

This Cowes town councillor asks the Leader of the council what his Plan B is if the floating bridge fails again after being brought back into service next week.

Friday, 8th December, 2017 2:16pm

By Neil Oliver with 2 readers' comments

Letter: What’s the plan for former church now in private hands?

st thomas church ryde

The Isle of Wight council revealed on Wednesday they have sold the former church for £75,000 to a private individual. This reader feels we should know more about what's planned for grade II listed building.

Thursday, 7th December, 2017 12:31pm

By Peter Gruner with 2 readers' comments

Letter: A successful Brexit is looking ‘increasingly unlikely’

banksy's brexit

Vix Lowthion shares this Letter to the Editor in which she explains her view that a successful Brexit is looking increasingly unlikely.

Tuesday, 5th December, 2017 7:16am

By Vix Lowthion with 16 readers' comments

Letter: Bureaucrats should ‘help not hinder’ Isle of Wight producers

empty milk bottle

This reader believes "our political servants" should be doing more to "help rather than hinder" those who work had to ensure farming remains a part of the Island economy.

Thursday, 23rd November, 2017 3:42pm

By Steven Goodman with 3 readers' comments

Letter: MP questioned over ‘condemnation’ of rail strike

island line trains at shanklin people getting on

A regular commuter on Island Line trains has shared an open letter to Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, asking him to clarify a number of points following his recent condemnation of strike action.

Monday, 20th November, 2017 8:14pm

By Donna Drozd with 5 readers' comments

Letter: Did you see Jimi Hendrix’s last live UK performance at Isle of Wight Festival?

iw festival

An author researching for a book about the late, great Jimi Hendrix is looking for people who saw his last performance at the iconic 1970 Isle of Wight Festival.

Saturday, 11th November, 2017 10:11am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments